All Star Stitches
#ASR-CKE Clayton Kershaw #ASR-DG Dee Gordon
#ASR-YP Yasiel Puig
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year for 2014, as selected by a panel of 244 major league players. Kershaw beat Angels superstar Mike Trout by just three votes.
“It’s awesome,” Kershaw said of the honor. “It really is cool to have that respect from other guys in the league. That’s a huge compliment. For my peers to give that to me, that’s awesome.”
#Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez, 3B Juan Uribe, Ps Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove awards at their positions
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 23, 2014
Busy week for Dodgers LHP @DPCoulombe: married Sun, pitched Tue (w/Josh Byrnes watching), now off AFL roster (hopefully enjoying honeymoon)
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) October 23, 2014
Not surprisingly, Andrew Friedman's deal with the Dodgers is record-setting: from sources, $35 million over 5 years, plus incentives.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2014
Feb 3, 1947. "REISER SHOWS COACHES. Pete Reiser (right), star outfielder of the Brooklyn Dodgers, demonstrates batting grip to three newly signed Dodger coaches, left to right: Clyde Sukeforth, Aldoboro, Me., Ray Blades, McLeansboro, Ill.. and Jake Pitler of Binghamton. N.Y., In the Brooklyn, N.Y. office of the Dodgers, Feb. 3."I ran into this photo on eBay. Check it out here.
Smartly, Gordon takes full advantage of his speed and complete lack of power by slapping the ball on the ground. But he had a pop-up problem in the past. He got that under control finally and actually posted a lower than average mark. His batted ball profile looks a lot closer to Juan Pierre‘s now, which is where it needs to be. He’ll need a high BABIP though because he strikes out far more than Pierre ever did.
"Everybody in the dugout was letting me know I was a triple away, so I was going for it," said Sweeney, who had five triples for Double-A Chattanooga last year. "Lance held up the runner because he probably would've gotten thrown out at home. That's just the way the game goes sometimes."
“I don’t want to go through the same fate next season. I think I am going to have to take care of my body better in the winter. I will start my offseason training earlier than before and focus on preventing injuries.”
I think it was God who summed it up best the other day, when he tweeted: "Go Giants! And take the 49ers with you!"
RHP Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left non-throwing shoulder this morning. Expected to be back to start Spring Training.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 22, 2014
Surgery went well.....I'd also like to formally announce that I'm exercising my 2015 option to not eat seafood.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) October 22, 2014
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It is said that Olson carried a rulebook in the back pocket of his uniform in each of his 1,574 games. During an umpire's oration, he would take out the book and riffle the pages with a flourish. But he would often get the thumb before he could reach the appropriate reference to the rule in question.You should definitely check out Brian Stevens phenomenal biography on Olson to learn even more about him. Also, in preparing this post I ran into several other Ivy Olson press photographs on eBay and have included them here for you to see. Links to those auctions are attached to the pics caption.
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